Montreal rallies to edge New York Red Bulls

ByReuters via ESPN logo
Sunday, April 10, 2022

Substitute Romell Quioto took advantage of a defensive miscommunication to score the game-winning goal in the 81st minute as visiting CF Montreal stormed from behind for a 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday afternoon.

Rudi Camacho scored the equalizer 10 minutes earlier for Montreal (2-3-1, 7 points), which won its second in a row despite chasing the high-tempo Red Bulls for long stretches of the match.

Camacho also had an earlier key involvement, when he accidentally deflected Omir Fernandez's 24-yard strike from distance over the head of goalkeeper Sebastian Breza to open the scoring in the 14th minute.

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But Breza made three saves to keep Montreal in the match. Quioto entered the game in the 61st minute to help spark a comeback that led to the visitors' first back-to-back wins this season.

Red Bulls goalkeeper Carlos Coronel made two saves, including an excellent denial on Djordje Mihailovic's breakaway just after the half-hour mark.

But he and defender Tom Edwards shared the blame for Quioto's winner and a defeat that leaves New York (3-2-1, 10 points) with only one point in three home games.

It came from a seemingly harmless loose ball about 40 yards from goal.

With neither New York player taking control, Quioto did so instead, raced into open space and then sent a composed finish into a completely open goal from the edge of the penalty area.

Camacho headed the visitors in front when he found a pocket of space near the 6-yard box and headed Alistair Johnston's cross from the right past Coronel and off the inside of the left post.

Fernandez opened the scoring after a nice sequence of one-touch passing from the hosts. Luquinhas provided the final pass for Fernandez, who dribbled toward the top of the penalty arc and then unfurled a shot that deflected off Camacho and over Breza.

The Red Bulls could have made it easier on themselves before Montreal's fightback. But Kei Kamara made two goal-line blocks in quick succession in the 26th minute. And shortly after halftime, Luquinhas sent the Red Bulls' best look of the second 45 minutes wide of the right post.

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